Sidewalk Accident

Dangerous sidewalk over freeway causes fall, $1.77 million verdict. Demanded $399,999. Santa Clara County.

When scientist trips on sidewalk, city and state argue over who is responsible for inspection of the sidewalk.

  • Case Name: Thibadeau v. State of California
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 05, 2015

72-year-old immigrant trips in planter at his doc's office. $75K offer. $782K net verdict. Orange County.

Immigrant (a new citizen) trips on a planter after visiting his doctor.  He's 72 but says he would have worked until age 78. Liability is disputed and plaintiff served a CCP 998 offfer.

  • Case Name: Julio Cesar Pinzon Altamar v. Alonzo J. Flores
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 06, 2014

Woman trips at night on raised sidewalk. Jury awards $493,000 and defendant made no offer. Los Angeles County.

61-year-old woman trips on raised sidewalk at night, breaking her arm.  Defendant apartment complex denied fault for tree roots raising the sidewalk.

  • Case Name: Barbara Ferren v. Valley Village South Apartments, a California General Partnership; City of Los Angeles; County of Los Angeles; State of California/CALTRANS, and DOES 1 through 100, Inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 17, 2012